Everything We Know About the American Heartland


Everything We Know about Voting Rights

April 19, 2017

Show Notes

Today, we discuss do an autopsy on Mitt Romney’s binders, and whether states are stepping on voting rights.

Mitt Romney’s binders unearthed.

Ruchit thinks Mitt Romney is good. AJ thinks that Mitt Romney is bad. And the archeologists found Romney’s binders full of women, from the Washington Post. The original question that was asked to both candidates:

QUESTION: In what new ways to you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?

Voting Rights

The Texas Voter ID law makes news as a Court in Texas holds that the law was passed with a discriminatory purpose.

“Is there any way to get a breakdown of the 2008 voter turnout, by race (white and black) and type of vote (early and Election Day)?” a staffer for the state’s Republican-controlled legislature asked in January 2012.

Partisen Gerrymandering

What is Gerrymandering? Who is Gerry?

Austin’s Gerrymander: Austin Congressional District

Everything We Know about this Supreme Court

Here we talk about Town of Chester v. Laroe Estates, Inc.


Follow up from the previous episode’s Sidebar: An Oral History of Something Awful

Aftershow & Indian Weddings

What is Paan?